Medical Definition of Hepatic encephalopathy

1. A condition which is used to describe the deleterious effects of liver failure on the central nervous system. Features include confusion ranging to unresponsiveness (coma). A common cause is alcoholic cirrhosis. Treatment includes the binding and elimination of ammonia in the intestinal tract. General life support including respiratory support and cardiovascular support may also be required. See: encephalopathy for additional details. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hepatic Encephalopathy

hepatic adenoma
hepatic air
hepatic amoebiasis
hepatic arteries
hepatic artery
hepatic branches of vagus nerve
hepatic capsulitis
hepatic colic
hepatic coma
hepatic cords
hepatic duct
hepatic encephalopathy (current term)
hepatic failure
hepatic fistula
hepatic flexure
hepatic function impairment
hepatic infantilism
hepatic insufficiency
hepatic intermittent fever
hepatic laminae
hepatic lobe
hepatic lobule
hepatic lymph nodes
hepatic necrosis
hepatic obstruction
hepatic plexus

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